Trevor Hildenberger
Twins' Trevor Hildenberger: Joining big-league club
Trevor Hildenberger, RP, MIN
11:38 AM
News: The Twins selected Hildenberger's contract from Triple-A Rochester on Friday.

The right-hander has mowed down opponents for Triple-A Rochester to the tune of a 2.05 ERA, 35 strikeouts, eight walks and six saves across 30.2 innings. Hildenberger, 26, brings intrigue to a Twins bullpen lacking excitement. It may not take him long to ascend the depth chart and lock down a high-leverage role, considering he recorded double-digit saves at three minors levels prior to this season.

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Alex Wimmers
Twins' Alex Wimmers: Cut from 40-man roster
Alex Wimmers, RP, MIN
11:30 AM
News: The Twins designated Wimmers for assignment Friday.

The right-hander absorbed a 4.91 ERA in 7.1 innings with Minnesota this year and fared marginally better with a 3.94 in 16 innings for Triple-A Rochester. Wimmers may stick around as a minor-league depth piece, though the 28-year-old still may find a more useful role for a needy organization.

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Mason Melotakis
Twins' Mason Melotakis: Designated for assignment
Mason Melotakis, RP, MIN
11:27 AM
News: The Twins designated Melotakis for assignment Friday.

The southpaw showed promise across 26 relief innings at Double-A Chattanooga with a 2.42 ERA, 31 strikeouts and only nine walks. Melotakis, 25, can approach 100 mph with his fastball and has displayed decent control to complement his closer-like stuff. If Melotakis doesn't stick around, perhaps another organization will want to take a chance on his upside.

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Chris Devenski
Astros' Chris Devenski: Notches third save Thursday
Chris Devenski, RP, HOU
10:47 AM
News: Devenski threw a clean ninth inning with three strikeouts to earn his third save of the season Thursday against the A's.

It took just 15 pitches for Devenski to take care of Rajai Davis, Chad Pinder, and Jaycob Brugman to earn the save after the A's had put together a rally to make the game uncomfortably close for the Astros. Ken Giles still has a strong hold on the closer's role for the Astros, but Devenski has elite numbers across the board that make him a viable ninth inning option on days where manager A.J. Hinch wants to give his regular closer a rest day. Devenski is sporting a 12.87 K/9 rate and also owns an impressive 0.82 WHIP over 42.2 innings.

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Bud Norris
Angels' Bud Norris: Set to throw in near future
Bud Norris, RP, LAA
10:43 AM
News: Norris (knee) is expected to resume throwing sometime over the weekend or soon after, and he's hoping to be activated from the 10-day disabled list sometime next week, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

The right-hander's injury doesn't appear to be seriously enough to keep him on the sidelines for long. He's eligible to return June 30. In the meantime, the recently activated Cam Bedrosian and Huston Street are options to close, with the former holding a slight advantage while Street gets back into form. Upon his activation, Norris would justifiably be the first choice to save games, but manager Mike Scioscia has a somewhat erratic history post-Francisco Rodriguez when deciding on closers and may change his mind. This situation eventually could frustrate fantasy owners unless one or two of the relievers winds up injured again or traded.

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David Hernandez
Angels' David Hernandez: Fires scoreless ninth in New York
David Hernandez, RP, LAA
10:33 AM
News: Hernandez fired a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts in Thursday's win over the Yankees.

By the time Hernandez entered the game, the Angels had gotten out to a five-run lead to negate the possibility of a save situation. Still, Hernandez kept his foot on the gas and got through four batters on just 15 pitches. That said, had it been a save situation, Cam Bedrosian would have likely taken the hill for the Angels. Hernandez is enjoying a resurgent season in 2017 with a 2.28 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP, but several things would need to happen in order for him to start seeing save opportunities.

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Alex Claudio
Rangers' Alex Claudio: Finishes out Thursday's win
Alex Claudio, RP, TEX
10:25 AM
News: Claudio worked around two hits to deliver two scoreless innings in Thursday's 11-4 win over the Blue Jays. He struck out two batters during the 28-pitch outing.

Claudio has been a key setup man for the Rangers since early May, but manager Jeff Banister deployed him as more of a long reliever Thursday, as the righty entered the contest with his team already holding a five-run lead. Banister's decision was likely influenced by the fact that three of the team's other bullpen options -- Tanner Scheppers, Ernesto Frieri and Dario Alvarez -- had already seen ample usage in the first three games of the series, so don't expect Claudio's role to change dramatically in the subsequent contests to come. With a 2.21 ERA and 1.04 WHIP over 36.2 innings, Claudio has done little to cast doubt on his ability to handle high-leverage work.

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Brad Boxberger
Rays' Brad Boxberger: Set for MLB return Friday
Brad Boxberger, RP, TB
10:19 AM
News: Boxberger (back) is expected to rejoin the Rays on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The right-hander scuffled a bit in his Wednesday rehab appearance for Triple-A Durham (one run on four walks in two-thirds of an innings). Boxberger is not in a position to steal saves away from the reliable Alex Colome but may eventually climb back into an important setup role. The Rays probably will install him into low-leverage spots initially, though.

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Jake Diekman
Rangers' Jake Diekman: Targeting late-July return
Jake Diekman, RP, TEX
10:14 AM
News: Diekman (abdomen) is expected to resume a throwing program next week and is targeting a return to the Rangers shortly after the All-Star break, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Per doctors' recommendations, Diekman has been resting easy since undergoing his third and final surgery June 9 to address ulcerative colitis. After enduring no complications during the surgery, it appears Diekman is nearly ready to work out on a regular basis again. Once he begins the throwing program, Diekman believes he'll need about three weeks to get back to full strength, tentatively putting him on track for activation from the 60-day disabled list in late July.

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Andrew Miller
Indians' Andrew Miller: Allows one run, strikes out three Thursday
Andrew Miller, RP, CLE
10:13 AM
News: Miller came on in the ninth inning of Thursday's win over the Orioles and allowed one run while also fanning three batters.

The southpaw allowed a leadoff walk which led to an RBI double from Manny Machado, but Miller quickly shook it off to retire Jonathan Schoop and Mark Trumbo to secure the win for Cleveland. Still, Miller has set such a high standard for himself that it's surprising when he allows a base runner, let alone an earned run. With Cody Allen on the paternity list, Miller could be the Indians' primary closing option for the next two games, which ups his save potential for a brief window.

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